Thursday, April 23, 2009

To The Max: LA Made

Are you ready for the warm weather (80 this weekend!)? There's no better time to update your wardrobe. Helena's is busting at the seams with fabulous spring and summer fashions. One of the most popular trends this season is the maxi dress. We have just received this fantastic little number from LA Made. Flowy and soft, this halter maxi is the perfect blend of sensible and sexy. Wear it now with a little cardi, or pair it with some havainanas for the beach later in the season.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Go Green: Envirosax

New Envirosax are in at Helena's! A beautiful bunch of new prints from Enviosax series Planet Green, Animal Planet and Candy will brighten up your day. Use these as a clever alternative to wrapping paper, they make fantastic gifts.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

In The Know: Get Your Groupon On

In these trying economic times, we are all trying to save any money we can. Curbing spending may mean cutting out some of the little perks we have all come to enjoy, like eating out, manicures, haircuts etc. But thanks to you can have your cake and eat it too. Every day they post a new deal, for example: yesterday's was 24 classes at Healthworks for only $19.00..Amazing! It's the power of collective buying. If enough people buy the groupon then you get that deal. Of course you always need to check the fine print for exclusions and expiration dates, but all in all it is a great way to stretch your dollars. And with all the money you save you can stop into Helena's and treat yourself to that Prairie Underground Hoodie we know you've been dying for.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pretty Necklines from Velvet

Crocheted necklines are a lovely trend for spring. Velvet, as usual, executes this with particular grace. We have two pieces in this style. The first is the Adalyn dress in black, and the second is the tank-shirt in white. Both are comfortable cotton knit with a lovely "Y" back.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tee Party in WWD

The British designed Tee Party has become a staff favorite. The first collection we have for spring features jeweled toned dresses, tunics, and tops all with a twist here and a ruffle there. The knot-front tunic with the tie at the sleeve is one of my personal favs. (Seen here in WWD). We have it in the deep crimson micro-stripe. The shoulder is open, and the whole piece looks modern and feminine. It looks fantastic with leggings and over slim jeans. And, as always is true at Helena's, it's super comfy.

J-41 Cosmo Shoe:Easy Elegance

Dress up and be comfortable in the peep toe Cosmo wedge from J-41. J-41 is known for it's comfort and unconventional details. The cosmo has the same pretty perforated body as the popular Journey shoe, but with a sleeker design. Easy to pair with a spring dress, or just jeans. We have the Cosmo in elegant black patent.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mixing It Up

We adore this outfit.
Mixing clothing lines is something we love to do.
Here we have a fantastic Lole printed skirt, paired with a Sucre Soir basic top, and the versatile Devon and Keira cardi.
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together.

(Do you have a random piece in your wardrobe that you can't seem to make work with anything? Bring it in. We can help you to find just the right thing.)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Melie Bianco Bags

The good stuff just keeps rolling in. Helena's is thrilled with it's maiden order of Melie Bianco bags. Buttery, non leather, bags with lots of funk and flair. The Appliqued bag above is one of our faves. We think the bold pattern and soft colors are just the right combination for the spring season.

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Prairie Underground at Helena's

A lovely new shipment from Prairie Underground has arrived in fresh spring colors. My favorite, the cloak hoodie, is dreamy and cloudlike in this pale silver fog color. We are also huge fans of the short cloak hoodie, which comes in this whisper soft pale lavender color. Need we say more?

Friday, April 3, 2009

Christopher Blue and Worn: Cream of the Crop

Ahhhh Spring. Birds are whistling, days are brighter, and the crocus are popping their bright heads out of the sleepy earth. Time to bust out the crop pants!

We just got a bunch of crops and capris from two of our favorite lines Christopher Blue and Worn. Known for stellar fit and comfort, both lines have outdone themselves this spring with great new styles. The Miley Capri in bright white from Christopher Blue is a slender capri with lots of stretch. The trim leg looks wonderful paired with a blousey top from Lole.

For those of you who prefer a shorter crop we have these lovely Maxwell Crop pants from Worn. A similar fit to Christopher Blue and cute as can be in this pale stone color. A perfect companion to the bright coral cardigan from Nick and Mo.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Introducing: LA Made Maternity

How delighted were we when we discovered that LA Made was introducing a maternity line. Our first shipment of four fab styles arrived today and is a great addition to our stylish maternity section. La Made has been a staple brand here at Helena's for a couple years. We love it's simplicity and deliciously supple cotton and bamboo fabrics. The Rosalyn wrap dress above is an easy and flattering style for spring, and the cross over top makes for great post partum wear as well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Effie's Heart: Hopeless Romantic

Love is in the air! New Spring Effie's Heart has arrived. Vintage inspired fashions for the gal who yearns for the romance of yesteryear, whether it be the sexy pin-up girl bustle dress or the Victorian crochet shrug. The Sweetheart Dress, pictured above, will make your knees weak.This soft pointelle sweater dress in a heady wine color is lined in a soft lavender and fits beautifully.